from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Enriched with spice and condiments; hence, exciting; piquant.


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  • King had seen the force of this argument; and not being without gratitude for a high-seasoned dish of cruelty, had promoted the only man in England, combining the gifts of both butcher and cook.

    Lorna Doone

  • Spices and sugar are put into everything, even into the bread; and the only way I can account for their partiality to high-seasoned dishes is the constant use of salted provisions.

    Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

  • Gathered into himself by the cold, lowering his visage to avoid the cutting blast, is it surprising that the churlish pleasure of drinking drams takes place of social enjoyments amongst the poor, especially if we take into the account that they mostly live on high-seasoned provision and rye bread?

    Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

  • Besides, our master Lucifer is so cloyed with their souls that he often sends them back to the smutty scullions and slovenly devils of his kitchen, and they scarce go down with them, unless now and then, when they are high-seasoned.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • An esculent roast or pungent stew was his cure for uprising or rebellion; a high-seasoned ragout or fricassee became a sovereign remedy against treachery or defection.

    Under the Rose

  • In reading these two chapters, one must muse upon the wilderness trampings and the ocean perils of the keen-set and all-enduring men who furnished the material for these high-seasoned pages.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • It is narrated of him that, upon the occasion of a _recherche_ dinner, one of the guests complained that the viands were not sufficiently high-seasoned.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 2, November, 1884

  • At the end of this bloody drama, the mind, bewildered by the late dreadful scenes, was unable to feel those sweet and peaceable emotions, in which it had formerly delighted; as the palate, having long been at rest, and now become blunted, must require high-seasoned dishes, to excite an appetite.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 371, May 23, 1829

  • How brown and tempting they looked, their capacious bosoms giving rich promise of high-seasoned dressing within, and looking larger by comparison with the tiny reed-birds beside them, which lay cosily on the golden toast, looking as much as to say, "If you want something to remember for ever, come and give me a bite!"

    The Garies and Their Friends

  • It is nevertheless well worthy of remark that I have always had a stomach of iron, that I have felt no inconvenience from this organ till latterly, and that whereas my father was fond of high-seasoned dishes and spirituous liquors, I have never been able to make use of them.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon


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